International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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In the editorial, the researchers note that internal combustion engines operating on fossil fuel oil provide about 25% of the world’s power (about 3,000 out of 13,000 million tons oil equivalent per year), and in doing so, they produce about 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

2019 134

Is hydrogen internal combustion a better idea than fuel cells?

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Although hydrogen—and hydrogen fuel cells—could still play an important role in future transportation, even many hydrogen advocates will admit that hydrogen internal combustion probably won't.

IDEA 108

BMW isn’t finished with internal combustion engines yet

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What may actually say more though, in the language of corporate nuance, is that few companies have gone so far as to solidly declare that the end is nigh for internal combustion engines. Many automakers now see electric vehicles as the long-range future of the passenger vehicle.

2019 103

SAE International to launch pre-competitive research project to improve EV charging station and network security

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SAE International plans to form an industry-led pre-competitive research project to strengthen electric vehicle (EV) charging system security, leading to a more secure implementation of Plug & Charge for ISO 15118 and CHAdeMO 2.0 SAE International is uniquely positioned as a third-party neutral convener to lead the development of an industry-led PKI solution to secure the EV charging connection and services.

2019 60

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals.

2019 139

Was 2018 the peak for internal-combustion car sales?

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Put the two together, and the conclusion from many analysts is that sales of cars powered by internal combustion engines around the world have already peaked. Electric-car sales are growing. Total car sales around the world are shrinking. From 2019 onward, they're likely to do nothing but shrink, according to several automotive analysts. sales

2019 87

International consortium working on new sensor technology to measure real-world, in-use vehicle emissions

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As part of the Horizon 2020 research project CARES (City Air Remote Emission Sensing), an international research consortium is working on new contactless exhaust measurement methods that will enable municipalities to take emission-reducing measures.

2019 108

Israel plans to end internal combustion car sales by 2030

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The Jewish state, however, has put internal combustion engines on a shorter leash than most other countries that have announced such plans. Add Israel to the list of countries planning to ban sales of cars that run on gasoline and diesel fuel. By 2030, the Israeli Energy Ministry announced on Tuesday, cars and trucks that run on gasoline or diesel

Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Toyota dealerships in winter, the Highlander gasoline model will arrive in December 2019 and the Highlander Hybrid will make its way to customers in February 2020.

2019 125

International travelers experience adverse cardiopulmonary health effects even after short stay in polluted cities

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The study is the first of its kind, say the authors, to analyze pollution-related coughing and breathing difficulties and recovery times upon returning home, in healthy, young adults who’ve travelled internationally. The researchers used international standards to categorize highly polluted cities as those having more than 100 micrograms per cubic meter of particulate matter (PM), or air pollution dust.

2019 104

BorgWarner to acquire Remy International

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BorgWarner has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International, Inc., a global market leading producer of rotating electrical components. With key technologies and operations in ten countries on five different continents, Remy is strongly positioned to benefit from global growth. As of December 31, 2014 the company employed 6,600 people and, for the fiscal year, it generated sales of $1.2 billion.

VW's US electric-car pricing: “Apples to apples” vs. internal combustion

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With the ID 3, Volkswagen is officially launching the first of a new wave of EVs that it’s conceived as “electric vehicles for millions, not millionaires.” ” The U.S. won’t be getting the vehicle that kicks it all off—the Golf-sized ID 3. Instead we’ll be getting a larger model (rumored to be called ID 4 or ID 4X

2019 87

Plug Power, Charlatte America deliver fuel cell cargo tuggers for FedEx at Albany International Airport

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and Charlatte America, a member of the Fayat Group, the leading manufacturer of battery powered electric airport ground support equipment (GSE) throughout Europe and the United States, have delivered fuel cell-powered electric cargo tuggers for use by FedEx at the Albany International Airport.

2019 97

Major international study links short-term exposure to PM pollution to risk of premature death

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A major new international study shows independent associations between short-term exposure to PM 10 and PM 2.5 Their paper, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), is the largest international study to investigate the short-term impacts of air pollution on death, conducted over a 30-year period. and daily all-cause, cardiovascular, and respiratory mortality in more than 600 cities across the globe.

2019 86

Henkel and RLE International demonstrate lightweighting potential in hybrid automotive body parts

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In a comprehensive joint study, Henkel and RLE International have examined and validated the potential of high-performance structural foam for lightweighting in automotive body and closure parts. —Tobias Wigand, Project Manager, New Business Development, RLE International.

2019 92

UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. UNIST announced it was developing U-Loop at the 1 st International Symposium on Hyperloop, held at UNIST in July, 2016.

2017 90

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology vying to establish international center for solid-state batteries

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The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is vying to establish an international center to develop solid-state batteries which will be safer, cheaper, smaller and more efficient than lithium ion batteries. Some of the industry leaders attending the conference include Ford (attending remotely), Swiss company LafargeHolcim, Garmin International, Caterpillar Inc.,

Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

2016 112

Gevo enters into purchase and sale agreement for ATJ fuel with Air TOTAL International

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Air TOTAL International SA and Gevo have entered into a purchase and sale agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—specifically, Alcohol-to-Jet, ATJ—for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. The three-year offtake agreement may be extended for an additional four years with the consent of both parties.

2019 75

Charlotte Douglas International Airport to buy 5 Proterra electric buses; 9th airport

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. Airports across the country are transitioning their ground transportation vehicle fleets to zero-emission buses, and CLT joins a growing list of airports across the nation that are leading this trend, including San Francisco International Airport (SFO); John F.

ORNL, HTS International to collaborate on manufacturing research; conformal cooling

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HTS International Corporation and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have signed an agreement to explore potential collaborations in advanced manufacturing research such as in conformal cooling.

2017 90

Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers. The overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energy

2016 87

Tesla drops 75Ds, Nissan Leaf Plus, EPA head, peak internal-combustion: Today's Car News

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And analysts report that the world may already have reached peak sales for internal combustion engines. We look at what sets the Nissan Leaf Plus apart. President Trump nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA chief. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will drop short-range versions of the Model S and.

2019 77

"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. The next 100 years brought. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

2017 70

Bosch opts to outsource battery cells rather than to manufacture; disbanding internal efforts, selling Seeo

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Although Bosch intends to lead the mass market for electromobility that will emerge after 2020, the company has decided that the means to achieving that strategic end does not include manufacturing of the battery cells.

2018 111

International Truck to offer over-the-air reprogramming

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International Truck today plans to offer over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. The company has completed its initial testing in its International Truck test fleets and will finalize testing in customer fleets this fall. The official launch of two-way connected vehicle technology in new International models will come early next year.

2015 86

Volvo to electrify all cars from 2019: 'end of internal-combustion engine alone'

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To be clear, this is not the immediate end of the internal-combustion engine for Volvo: its electrified future. Volvo has announced a major leap forward in an effort to embrace an electrified portfolio of vehicles.

2017 99

SAE International updates J3016 standard defining autonomous vehicles; free download

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SAE International (SAE) announced a free update to its technical standard, “J3016: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to On-Road Motor Vehicle Automated Driving Systems.” Recently, the US Department of Transportation (DoT) adopted SAE International’s six levels of automation outlined in SAE J3016 for use in its “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.” ( Earlier post.).

2016 76

ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping.

2018 85

Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

2018 91

SB350 Media Blitz Continues: Talking with 350.org’s Bill McKibben About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on Uprising Radio

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2009 126

SAE International to host symposium on automated driving technologies

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SAE International will host a three-day symposium during which the technologies, regulations, testing and applications of automated driving technologies will be discussed, in-depth. The SAE 2016 From ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium will be held 29 Nov to 1 Dec at the Hilton Munich City in Munich, Germany.

2016 78

China to join International Renewable Energy Agency

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China has announced it will join the International Renewable Energy Agency ( IRENA ). Formally established in 2011, IRENA is the first major international organization to be headquartered in the Middle East. IRENA is mandated by 159 countries and the European Union to promote the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, and to serve as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange.

NREL develops Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device to help improve Li-ion battery design

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed and patented an Internal Short Circuit (ISC) device capable of emulating latent defects that can cause escalating temperatures in lithium-ion batteries and lead to thermal runaway.

2015 124

Tesla tax credits, BMW charger recall, and Israel to ban internal-combustion engines: Today's Car News

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Israel plans to stop the sale of cars with internal-combustion engines by 2030. Tesla tells buyers the final date to order a car before federal tax credits expire. BMW recalls charge cords for its electric cars. And we round up the best deals on green cars this month. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Monday is the final date to place an

Researchers use internal strain to optimize metal catalysts for applications such as fuel cells

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In a paper in the journal Science , the researchers report that, based on their approach, freestanding palladium nanosheets (three to five monolayers thick) form with an internal compressive strain of 1 to 2% and can be much more active for both the oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions under alkaline conditions compared with nanoparticles.

2019 69

BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L

2015 133

GM restructuring; changing product development, production; 5 NA & 2 international plants shutting next year; staff reduction

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These steps include the reorganization of its global product development and product development staffs; the realignment of its manufacturing capacity including the shuttering of 5 North American plants and two international plants in 2019; and a reduction of salaried workforce.

2018 75

PNNL-led international study finds ultrafine aerosols have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

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Ultrafine aerosols—minute particles from urban (e.g., vehicles) and industrial air pollution—fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study published in the journal Science.

2018 98

International study finds air pollution leads to millions of hospital visits for asthma attacks worldwide

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The international, multi-institutional research team included scientists from the University of York, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the University of Colorado Boulder, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

2018 75

Bill McKibben, Creative Greenius Talking About Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action on KPFK FM’s The Insighers Today

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2009 109

International Energy Agency forecasts 125 million electric cars on road by 2030

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The International Energy Agency, an advisory council to energy-consuming countries, released a new report forecasting that by 2030, the world will have 125 million electric cars on the road. That would amount to 10 to 12 percent of the world's cars running on electricity in a little over a decade. The report, publicized by CNBC, says that while

2018 67

BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving.

2018 102